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3:55 am on Saturday January 28, 2012

Beaufort County Council chairman announces candidacy for SC House Seat

Flickr user J. Stephen Conn Update January 28: Council chairman Weston Newton will have some competition for the seat by fellow republican and council electee Jerry Stewart. The Island Packet has a profile of Stewart's entrance; take a read here...
5:46 am on Monday May 30, 2011

S.C. House signs immigration bill, Sheriff Tanner speaks out against it

Flickr user AndYaDontStop An interesting development coming out of Beaufort in the wake of the S.C. House of Representatives passing of an Arizona-style bill that would allow officers to ask for means of identification to those they suspect of being...
10:07 am on Wednesday March 24, 2010

Bills for wider brewed beer tastings march on in South Carolina (updated x4: closer still!)

Image by Chrys Rynearson Update March 24: The bill has received a "favorable" review by the committee. Coast Brewing is now pushing to get a 2nd and 3rd reading this week and is urging folks to contact their representatives; that contact info is...
9:49 am on Wednesday February 24, 2010

A Digitel call to action: Help S.C.'s craft beer industry! (update x3: good news!)

Image by TheDigitel Update x3:  Jaime reported the following this morning, and I think we should start celebrating now. Amendment received favorable report and has passed! We anticipate to be on the House floor mid-week next week. Look for more...
4:41 am on Sunday September 20, 2009

Debating Sanford impeachment, incumbents look to their own re-election

Image by Flickr user Richard Boltin Image by 20090920-statehouse.jpg S.C. House members are closely monitoring Sanford's "toxicity" as they start to think about staying in office after the 2010 election. The State has a good article on some of the...
2:38 am on Wednesday February 18, 2009

Charleston's first female legislator dies

Charleston’s first female legislature, Virginia Brockington Gourdin, died on Saturday, February 14. She was 88. She served two terms starting in 1958, and at the time she was the fifth woman to serve in the General Assembly and the first woman from...
4:15 pm on Monday November 17, 2008

Sen. Jim DeMint gets rapped for speaking out against McCain, GOP

Image by WikipediaImage by 20081117-demint.jpg Richard Shelby: Jim DeMint's been naughty. Alabama's U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby gave Sen. Jim DeMint a verbal lashing after DeMint spoke out against McCain and the Republican Party again on Friday,...
2:23 am on Saturday November 1, 2008

Jim DeMint gets vocal about his disdain

South Carolina's representative from the Greenville-Spartanburg area, Jim DeMint, is making his dissatisfaction with some moves by the Republican party known. The Post and Courier writes: U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint said he expects American voters will...
5:59 am on Friday October 31, 2008

The Post and Courier picks Bailey, Miller, Scarborough, Smith, Stavrinakis

The Post and Courier has recommended Smith, Stavrinakis, Scarborough, Miller, and Bailey in the race for S.C. House of Representatives. Hop over to their site for why. The Charleston City Paper, though not making picks in all of those races, did:...
1:10 am on Friday June 20, 2008

First legal challenge for Christian license plates

Image by Faith in TeachingImage by 20080619plate.jpg This license plate was proposed in Florida, though it failed the pass the Legislature there. A plate similar to this one is currently working its way through the S.C. General Assembly. The "I...

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